Following the overwhelming response to the Office 2010 beta version and after gathering feedback from beta users around the world
Microsoft (Thailand) Limited is excited to announce that Microsoft Office 2010 has now reached the final stage in its development process and has been released to manufacturing (RTM) – paving the way for its upcoming business launch in June. In addition to Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010 and Project 2010 have also hit RTM status and are now moving into their mass production stage within April.
?RTM is regarded as the final engineering milestone before launch and is a major achievement for all of the internal teams who have worked hard to bring the 2010 set of products to customers around the world,? said Lisa Lam, Marketing Director, Microsoft (Thailand) Limited said. ?Since the public beta in November, more than 7.5 million people worldwide have downloaded the set of 2010 beta products; with more than 67,000 of these downloads from Thai users. Their feedback, and the feedback of more than 5,000 corporate customers and partners, has helped to make the 2010 set of products our strongest yet ? and the premier productivity suite for users across the PC, mobile phone and Web browser platforms.?
With this wave of new 2010 Office solutions, Microsoft is set to deliver a fresh user experience that will transform the way you work with your PC, encouraging users to not only boost their work efficiency, but also bring their ideas to life. Designed to accurately meet the demands of today?s modern work environment, the development lifecycle of these products has focused heavily on collaboration and user feedback, including a technology adoption program (TAP), rapid deployment program (RDP) and technical beta program, which saw more than 5,000 Microsoft corporate customers and partners work together to test and deploy the 2010 set of products. The figure of 7.5 million beta downloads is further evidence of this and is more than three times the number of Office 2007 beta downloads.
Available in 37 languages and both 32 and 64-bit versions, the Office 2010 RTM release is currently available for download by Technet and MSDN subscribers since April 22. The full range of Office 2010 software tools will be launched to businesses in June, while business organizations and consumers in Thailand will be able to purchase it in May and June 2010 respectively.
Microsoft (Thailand) Limited is also offering a ?Microsoft Office 2010 Upgrade Option? program for general consumers and small businesses who purchase Microsoft Office 2007 from now until September 30th, 2010. They will be able to upgrade it to Office 2010 during July and October 31. Readers who are interested to find out more details on the program period and other relevant details can contact http://www.microsoft.com/thailand/office/techguarantee or contact their local Microsoft OEM partner or dealer, which will be listed on Microsoft?s website at www.microsoft.com/thailand/partnerfinder/license or Microsoft call center at 02 263 6888.